STEM and Water Science Education

The following is a listing of the STEM education sources which STW™ utilize in our classroom presentations and can be used by the teachers during the school year.
For children at different grade levels

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Exploring science with children

PBS Parents provides advice and activity ideas to help young children engage in science from the kitchen to the backyard to the playground.

 

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Universal design in science education

Grade Level: 3-6:The Universal Design in Science Education project develops technology-rich science curriculum modules. Concord Consortium.

 

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Water pollution hotspots

Grade Level: 6-8: Students investigate some of the world’s most polluted water hot-spots and devise plans for pollution prevention.

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Water use and conservation

Grade Level: 7-10: Students learn importance of water conservation by monitoring their daily water use & propose methods for conservation.

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Life in a drop of water

Grade Level: 9-12: Students investigate just what lives in a drop of water, appreciating how much life a single water drop can support.

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U.S. Geological survey: Water science for schools

Find information of many aspects of water, including pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can post opinions and test your water knowledge.

 

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PBS kids: EekoWorld

EekoWorld is designed to help children between the ages of 6 and 9 learn about the important role they can play in taking care of the earth. EekoWorld (Environmental Education for Kids Online) features an engaging and interactive format that invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment.

 

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Environmental Protection Agency: environmental kids club

Join the club to explore the environment and learn how to protect it.

 

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Smithsonian education

A place to explore, discover, and learn arts, science, nature, history, culture, places, and people.

 

Other Resources:

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Bill Nye the science guy

Visit Bill Nye’s site about planetary, physical, and life science. Conduct experiments, ask questions, and view episodes of Bill Nye’s award-winning show.

 

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MedlinePlus: drinking water

The National Institutes of Health’s site on drinking water. Find out about water related issues, organizations, and laws and policies pertaining to drinking water.

 

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Environmental resources center

The ERC promotes educated decision making on natural resource issues by working in partnership with individuals, community leaders, and professionals to develop research-based educational programs and materials.

 

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Groundwater Foundation

The Groundwater Foundation educates and motivates people to care for and protect groundwater. Learn the value and vulnerability of groundwater and take actions now to protect it.

 

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Understanding science

The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley.

 

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International Secretariat for Water

The International Secretariat for Water believes that ensuring access to water is one method to attaining social and political stability throughout the world. In 2002, the ISW conducted the World Youth Parliament for Water which gathered 14 to 18 year-olds from 24 counties. It was designed to allow youth to reflect on the challenges raised by water management in their respective countries and throughout the world.

 

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Science & the city

SCIENCE & THE CITY is the webzine for the New York Academy of Sciences whose purpose is to engage the public in all that is happening at the juncture of science and culture in and around New York City.

 

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Water Environment Federation

WEF is dedicated to improving water quality. The international organization has members from a variety of disciplines who work toward the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.

 

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World Water Council

The World Water Council is an international organization whose mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on earth.

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